U.S. Water was recently awarded the contract to replace fire hydrant assemblies (FHA’s) on an as-needed basis for Hillsborough County. The contract is valued at $715,750.00.
A fire hydrant is a critical component of a utility’s infrastructure. Firefighters, of course, rely on them daily to help protect the life and property of the communities they serve. They are also used by maintenance departments, construction crews, and other emergency services, so keeping them in good working order is essential. Yearly inspections are a great way to ensure that the fire hydrants remain in good working order and ready to serve the community when necessary. Typically, the useable life of a fire hydrant is around 50 years and having a reliable system of fire hydrants is vital. When a fire hydrant begins showing its age, the utility will determine the right time to replace or remove the hydrant. The contract won by U.S. Water is for this latter phase in the life cycle. We have the experience, equipment, and personnel to execute the work required with ease and expedience. Having worked with the County for many years and on numerous contracts, they know they can rely on us to assure this vital service is ready when called upon. By taking care of hydrants, a water source will be available to all who need it, when they need it.